Granville Arts Commission (GAC)
Minutes of Nov. 20, 2014
Members Present: Lois Foreman-Wernet, Kyle Morgan, Marilyn Sundin, Neal Zimmers, Mickey Smith, Jodi Melfi, Jurgen Pape, Tom Carroll
Members Absent: Ron Abram, Maggie Sobataka, Meg Ginther
Guests Present: None
Meeting Started: 7:05pm
Approval of Minutes: Minutes of Sept. 25, 2014 were read. Neal moved and Marilyn seconded to approve the minutes as amended. The motion carried.
Treasurer's Report: Marilyn distributed the budget report. Grant #14.13, The Fall Journey from GSVA for $500.00 had been approved, but it has not happened yet, so the grant was reassigned to #15.01 for payment in the next year. #14.10 was reassigned to #15.02. #14.20 has been assigned to Website Maintenance for $96.00 to be reimbursed to Jodi for the purchase of a Mobile Adaptive Website and Hosting at Square Space. We have no documentation yet for #14.06 but it is still pending for this year. This leaves $800.00 for the rest of this year. We got word that $10,000.00 has been been approved for our budget for next year. Lois moved and Jodi seconded to accept the treasurer’s report. The motion carried.
We had a request from Manager Stilwell to provide a summary of this year to give to the finance committee to justify an increase, which was done. Jodi is working on the website, and will send it around again for review.
Grant # 14.21 – St. Luke’s Church is applying for $500.00 for artists fees for two events which are part of the Music at Broadway & Main Concert Series. Neal moved and Kyle seconded to approve. The motion carried.
Grant #14.22 – The Granville Historical Society is applying for $150.00 for supplies and materials for the making of Christmas decorations during the Candlelight Walking Tour. Lois moved and Mickey seconded to approve. The motion carried.
Grant # 14.23 – This number was assigned to cover an honorarium in the amount of $152.00 for the Ladies Night Out singing group for their performance during the Candlelight Walking Tour. Mickey moved and Jodi seconded to approve. The motion carried.
Grant # 14.24 – GSVA is applying for $500.00 to help cover expenses for a new mural for the Food Pantry.
Grant # 14.25 – GSVA is applying for $400.00 for artist fees and art materials for a wrapping paper making workshop.
Neal moved and Kyle seconded to deny #14.24 & #14.25 at the present time, due to lack of present funding. The motion carried.
Neal proposed that the group establish a “grant budget” to clearly identify grants we normally approve to essentially encumber that money at the beginning of the year. This would give us an idea of how much money would be left for other applications.
Meetings: It was agreed that meeting times need to be consistent, so the group will meet every 3rd Thursday as follows: January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16 at 7pm in the Village Offices.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:05pm.